Every week I have a catchy song lyric for the email, so this one is"Crash into me..."
The house is slowly but surely coming back together. Sheetrock and insulation have been replaced. And we're waiting on the insurance check for the rest of the project to complete. Once again, a big THANK YOU to my mom and stepdad, Nick and Alissa, my awesome neighbors, and Jim and Sharon, my closest friends and interior decorator. This would not have been possible without your involvement!
Now for the crash part. On Wednesday, going downtown to a meeting, I was crossing an intersection, and a guy driving a mini-mini van (1/2 the size of a normal minvan), did not stop, and slammed into the front of my car. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, and I was buckled up (unlike 60% of the people here) and the rules are here, if there are no injuries, you discuss compensation away from the scene and go on your way. Because I didn't have my license yet (missed the test score by 2 points due to a glitch int he computer system at the DMV), I didn't want to draw too much attention. We both had insurance, so we both just went on our own ways. Except the tie rod in the car had snapped, so I had to get the car towed. No big deal, but was just very surprised on how casual the whole situation was. Later at lunch, one of the other managers told me that he gets into a fender bender twice a month with the company car. Its 'normal'.
One other exciting piece of news, I updated my information with the A&M former students web site, and I was contacted by the Ag Intern program where I did a semester in DC in College, as well as the Study Abroad office at A&M. Both want to interview me for publications that they put out! Pretty surprised and excited at the same time.